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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Mystery Stitch

My girl Kiren bought a skirt from a great second-hand shop that looks to have a lot of hand stitching. The story is that it was brought in for sale in the shop by a little old lady.

I noticed that there was an interesting stitch used to hold the hem.

Uh, yeah. The picture is upside down for some reason.

Does this stitch look familiar to you? See how it kind of doubles back on itself? But it's more complicated than a catch stitch.

I couldn't find it in any of my sewing books and a Google search mostly turns up decorative cross stitches and pictures of hands with sutured wounds. Yuck!

Help me out! Can you tell me what this stitch is called? How is it made?


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